Saturday, 20 September 2008

Or Glory



The off-topic Yann DeBelle de Montby post seemed to go down well, so here's another cufflink related piece. These are my all-time favourites. The skull insignia is from the Queen's Royal Lancers. The QRL, I think I'm right in saying, used to be the Light Brigade, from the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Screw your nazi insignia when the Queen's own force has skull and crossbone badges.

4 comments:

Austin said...

this is weird, i just bought a lapel badge version of these off ebay.....

Jason said...

rad! I saw some in the gumball machine at the super...HA!

J-

Jason said...

I hope you know I really think they are rad! God Save the Queen!

J-

vintagent said...

Yes, the Lancers used this logo, but I think the first use of a 'Skull and Crossbones' logo with Cavalry was with the Prussian Hussar regiment of Von Reusch in the 1700's. The first to use the logo historically were some Knights Templar pirates in the 1400's, in the Mediterranean.
I have a set of cufflinks you'll love; will send a pic.